Secretary Zinke’s Comments Highlight the Need for Continued Funding of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants

For Immediate Release March 16, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org Like most Americans, JACL is dismayed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s attempt at humor, patronization, or combination of the two, when he addressed Hawaii Representative Colleen Hanabusa, a…

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JACL National and 113 Organizations Support JACS

Washington D.C.- JACL National led a letter to Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member McCollum urging them to support the continued funding the Japanese American Confinement Site Program. JACL National received 113 other organization’s support on this letter. The letter was sent to the committee in hopes the appropriations committee will fund.…

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Help Us Fund the Japanese American Confinement Site Program

Help Us Fund the Japanese American Confinement Site Program! The Japanese American Confinement Site Grant program (JACS)is a National Parks Service grant program that distributes funds nationally to preserve the important history of Japanese incarceration during WWII. In just 8 years JACS has provided nearly $21 million to universities, national…

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FY2019 Budget Proposal Eliminates Funding for Japanese American History Preservation

February 15, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue , Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The President’s budget proposal unveiled this week includes the elimination of funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grants Program. The JACS Grant program, authorized in 2006, has provided…

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